Postdoctoral Fellow in Nanotechnology and Polymer Chemistry (Melancon Lab)

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

ID: 7089922
Posted: December 1, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Department of Interventional Radiology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center at Houston. The main goal of our research is to develop biodegradable polymeric scaffold that contains therapeutic agents and nanoparticle imaging probes to aid in the maturation of arterial-venous fistula while at the same time noninvasively monitor the integrity of the absorbable medical device. The postdoctoral fellow will work in the optimization of the perivascular wrap through systematic study of various polymer scaffolds, and will synthesize various high-Z metal nanoparticles.

Highly motivated candidates with a recent Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry, Chemistry, Biomedical Science, Materials Science, or one of the basic sciences are encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates should have strong laboratory skills in the synthesis and characterization of nanoparticles, liposomes, polymer chemistry, and/or imaging. The successful candidate will have a track record as a successful PhD candidate and have at least two first-authored publications in internationally peer-reviewed scientific journals in one or more of the following areas: polymer science, synthetic chemistry, nanotechnology, drug delivery, and imaging. Prior experience in nanoparticle, liposome or polymer synthesis and characterization, and experience in performing cell culture and animal imaging is highly desirable. The qualified candidates are expected to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivated, have critical thinking abilities and good written and oral communication skills.

The position will be open until filled. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Please send a cover letter, a CV, name and contact information of three references, and a brief summary of research experience describing past achievements, skills, and research interests to Dr. Marites P. Melancon via email: [email protected]

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Contact Information:

Marites P. Melancon, PhD
[email protected]
Interventional Radiology
The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston,Texas 77030
United States